John Tobey received his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as the Mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Slater has been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirty-eight years and received the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie.
Jamie Blair has directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort, has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other two-year colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialists by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California.
Jennifer Crawford received her BS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota — Duluth in 1995 and her MS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities in 1998. She taught a wide range of courses at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. She currently teaches at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota where her focus is working with developmental math students. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, two young children, and black lab.
1. Whole Numbers
1.1 Understanding Whole Numbers
1.2 Adding Whole Numbers
1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers
1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers
1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers
How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1-1.5
1.6 Exponents and the Order of Operations
1.7 Rounding and Estimating
1.8 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers
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2. Fractions
2.1 Understanding Fractions
2.2 Simplifying Fractions
2.3 Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1-2.5
2.6 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
2.7 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
2.8 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
2.9 Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions
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3. Decimals
3.1 Using Decimal Notation
3.2 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
3.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
3.4 Multiplying Decimals
How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1-3.4
3.5 Dividing Decimals
3.6 Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations
3.7 Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals
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4. Ratio and Proportion
4.1 Ratios and Rates
4.2 The Concept of Proportions
How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1-4.2
4.3 Solving Proportions
4.4 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions
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5. Percent
5.1 Understanding Percent
5.2 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
5.3A Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
5.3B Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1-5.3
5.4 Solving Applied Percent Problems
5.5 Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems
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6. Measurement
6.1 American Units
6.2 Metric Measurements: Length
6.3 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1-6.3
6.4 Converting Units
6.5 Solving Applied Measurement Problems
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7. Geometry
7.1 Angles
7.2 Rectangles and Squares
7.3 Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
7.4 Triangles
7.5 Square Roots
How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1-7.5
7.6 The Pythagorean Theorem
7.7 Circles
7.8 Volume
7.9 Similar Geometric Figures
7.10 Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry
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8. Statistics
8.1 Circle Graphs
8.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1-8.2
8.3 Histograms
8.4 Mean, Median, and Mode
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9. Signed Numbers
9.1 Adding Signed Numbers
9.2 Subtracting Signed Numbers
9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1-9.3
9.4 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
9.5 Scientific Notation
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10. Introduction to Algebra
10.1 Variables and Like Terms
10.2 The Distributive Property
10.3 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property
10.4 Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
10.5 Solving Equations Using Two Properties
How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1-10.5
10.6 Translating English to Algebra
10.7 Solving Applied Problems
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Practice Final Examination
Appendix A: Consumer Finance Applications [available online]
A.1 Balancing a Checking Account
A.2 Determining the Best Deal When Purchasing a Vehicle
Appendix B: Tables [available online]
Basic Addition Facts
Basic Multiplication Facts
Prime Factors
Square Roots
Appendix C: Scientific Calculators [available online]
Solutions to Practice Problems
Selected Answers
Index of Applications [available on-line url?]
Subject Index
Glossary
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